• search
For Pune Updates
Allow Notification  

28-year-old woman forced to drive after Uber driver falls asleep at wheel

|

Pune, Mar 04: A 28-year-old woman was forced to take the wheel of an Uber cab after seeing that its driver was falling asleep while driving from Pune to Mumbai. The incident that took place on February 21 came to light after the passenger Tejaswini Divya Naik posted videos about it on social media.

Naik booked a cab from Pune to go to her home at Andheri in Mumbai at around 1 pm on February 21.

28-year-old woman forced to drive after Uber driver falls asleep at wheel

"Initially, the driver was constantly on the phone and I told him not to use the phone while driving. After he put the phone down, he started falling asleep," she said.

15-year-old raped by helper in bus; driver stands guard outside vehicle

At one point, the driver almost hit another car and a divider, Naik alleged, adding that she offered to drive the car if he needed to nap for a while. "When he finally relented, I took the wheel and told him that he could sleep for half an hour as I would not drive for long because of my back problem," said Naik, who works in the film industry. But instead of sleeping while Naik drove, the cab driver kept talking on the phone and even praised her driving skills, she said.

When the driver finally slept, she clicked photos and videos of him naping for proof, Naik said, adding that she later posted a video of the incident on social media and tagged the cab company. Just half an hour before reaching the destination, the driver woke up and took over his duties, Naik said.

When contacted, Uber's spokesperson, in an email stated, "This is a regrettable and concerning incident. Upon learning about this, the driver partner's access to the app has been suspended."

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more